Day three of our Charleston, now Bluffton adventure:
Phew! We did it. Made it through two full days of getting up at 6, catching the earliest shuttle the hotel had and hiking ourselves to campus by 8 for orientation. It wasn't so bad not having a car at our disposal. The way I see it, I was guaranteed to hit my 14k steps each day and not have to fight for and pay for city garage parking each day.
We each did our morning activities where I found some new snacks at a Walgreens and then met at the Liberty Fresh Food dining hall for our complimentary lunch, which wasn't bad, nothing like I remembered. In addition to the smoothie I made and we taste tested several options she'll have for that place. Then she went to officially register for classes....eek!
A quick stop for the official Cougar Card and to register her phone and computer with campus safety and we were on our way...to get our rental car and head to Bluffton that is.
I have some business to finish over the next two days in Bluffton, Aiken and Lexington before our train Thursday night. We found a cute Thai restaurant for Tofu fried rice and Steamed rice noodles with Tofu, veggies and peanut sauce from Ruan Thai Hut in Hilton Head, SC
Don't worry, it's not all work and no play. I mean who could come to Hilton Head and not visit the beach! We'll do that tomorrow afternoon.
Stoked!!!! 🤗🤗🤗. First cookbook I've bought in a long while! I'm such a huge fan of the #nomeatathlete podcast, and have been so excited to receive this. This book is SO anticipated that it sold out within the first day of sales on Amazon a short while back. I happily awaited its second printing. ☺️#veganaf 👊🏼
Day Two of our Charleston orientation adventure: Up and at 'em at 0545 to catch the shuttle into the city. Once we arrived at the drop off spot, we were able to stroll along Market and King Sts. to the campus.
Note to selves: Monday is NOT the day to stroll early because it's garbage day and the 85 degree heat makes one acutely aware of it.
Once we arrived at Cougar Mall and checked in, we milled through the various tables until we split for our sessions. Meeting up once again for lunch, we saw the lines and chose to forgo the free lunch at the dining hall and to try out Beech for some awesome acai bowls. Maybe we'll try the dining hall tomorrow, since the masses used their free pass today and lines should be shorter. Lunch led to afternoon sessions which wound into us wandering around on our way to locate dinner and to find her dorm that we'll visit tomorrow. Luck would have it that it's right down the street from the vegan dining facility. What a lucky girl!
Dinner ended up being at Fire Street Food. A sumptuous concoction of yellow curry, vegetables and tofu and a Mexican-Curry fusion wrap with Boba smoothies did not disappoint.
We strolled King and Church St. on our way to the shuttle pickup. Once we arrived and settled in to rest our puppies, we addressed the orientation homework we'd been given. A leisurely non-alcoholic daiquiri concoction while watching the sunset from the roof top bar rounded out the night. Good night all, it's onto another day.
Yesterday I harvested 45 lbs of chanterelles and one single Indigo Milk Cap (Lactarius indigo). Which ended up being the highlight of the day. It was the first I've seen this season. It's a species I don't see in too large of numbers here and have only eaten twice. I've been awaiting their return this year with intentions of bringing as many as I can into the kitchen. #wildfood#wildfoodlove#foragedfood#mississippi
I wonder🤔 if anyone can guess what the heck this is?? 😂😂😂💪☺🌱 I won't keep you guessing...Ready?....Set...Go... It's Cajun Black Beans over Brown Rice with Kale and Nooch on top!!! 😎☺ I just had to play around a bit because life is too short not to😂😂😂😊😊❤❤❤ I hope y'all are having a GREAT DAY OR EVENING!!!!!
Want to find out how to make this delicious looking vegan Luther Burger? We recently featured a recipe video where The Sweetest YouTube shows you how to make it! Just click the link in our bio to find out more and check it out 🍩🍔
This will probably go on both accounts...
It took me a long time to start pole. I wasn't confident and I thought people would be rude or laugh at me. When I finally did go to Kairos, a ton of good stuff started happening in my life. One was building confidence and being proud of myself, I had never had a hobby to watch myself evolve in. The second and probably the most important to me were the friendships. I kept having all of these awesome people from Kairos pop into my life. Skylar and I cut out a bunch of toxic people from our lives and the friendships that really flourished and have lasted are those I've gained from pole. I want to thank @jhilly28
Even though we are "competing" in the same division, she doesn't make this feel like a competition and whatever happens I am so proud of both of us for doing something so bold and coming out of our shells. I love you! And thank you to Kairos for being a second home and the outlet to my anxiety, depression and helping me achieve things I never thought I could. Aerialympics is so close!!! ❤️💪🏻💃 @aerialympics #aerialympics#fit#fitness#pole#poledance#poledancer#polefitness#heels#friends#friendship#kairos#kairosfitness#idoitforme#exciting#busyweekahead#tattoos#tattooedgirls#confidence#conquerthechrome#motivation#motivated#vegan#vegainz#ieatplants#strong#girls#badassgirls
🎇🎇🎇 FEATURE TIME 🎇🎇🎇
two feature posts left, including today's post! this month has been pretty amazing thanks to this #summervibeparty and of all your amazing creations guys! i can't believe so many of you entered it! @therawberry and i feel so honored and we can't thank you enough for all your LOVE! thank you thank you thank you! 🙏 #grateful
and now, let's meet today's features! (swipe photos to see all entries) ⤵️ @clean_body_ : meet Julia, from Germany! Julia has such a vibrant feed and definitely has a love story with green, hence her gorgeous pitaya boat filled with green nicecream! i don't know how she does it, but she makes me want to add greens to everything i eat! go check her out, for some #greenlove ! 💚
@woderpfefferwaechst_julia : Julia's feed (another Julia hihi) is a discovery for me, thanks to that party! between savory and sweet, she creates the most amazing foods! just look at these rhubarb tartlets she did for our party, how pretty they are! i was so honored and flattered to know she had tried my recipe to make these! go shower her with love ❤️ @laurafruitfairy : meet Laura, from Stuttgart Germany! but who doesn't know Laura yet? not only is she super talented with her camera and well known for her famous fairy bowls, she's also the sweetest girl! I'm so happy we finally got a chance to meet a few weeks ago at the #meetupinkoeln , and definitely looking forward our next encounter! plus, it was her birthday yesterday, so swipe over her feed and give her some love! 🎉
@talesofhorizon : meet Ken, who's from Stuttgart Germany too! though I never had the chance to meet him in person, I love his creations he shares on his account. sweet and savoury! especially those chia puddings with cherry and mango sorbet 😍 which one would you pick? I'd pick for the mango one, of course! 😜
Day one in Charleston: We arrived via Amtrak at 518am and after a pleasant taxi ride with our new pal, Charles, we arrived to find out that our hotel did indeed have a room ready for us!
We hopped into quick showers, watched the start of the sunrise and closed our eyes for a bit. We awoke to a beautifully sunny day so we took the hotel shuttle into the city (really a six minute ride) for some lunch and shopping.
We walked through The City Market where Natalya bought a pair of silver dinosaur earrings and on to King St. Our goal was to wander and we succeeded!
Lunch was at Co, a tasty Vietnamese place that made us feel as full as we were pleased that other Vietnamese were eating there too. (Mango Spring Rolls, a decent but not flavorful Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi and the best dish we ordered, Spicy Udon with Tofu)
The late day thunderstorm struck before we were able to get our shuttle, so we had two showers today. After drying off, we decided to stay in for the night and ordered D'Alessandros pizza to our room. (Buffalo tempeh, spinach, green peppers and onions with garlic oil sauce)
Off early to bed because day two starts with a 7am shuttle to town for orientation!!!!
You're the cherry to my pie 🍒
hey guys, am i alone to get crazy over #cherries these days? these babies are so juicy and tasty atm, I could eat tons of them to myself!
@voilasassi late cherry posts made me want to add my own creation to the list, with those breakfast tartlets with raw almond crust, soy yogurt and cherry cashew cream! still need to work on that cashew cream but gosh it was tasty! and since @voilasassi and @oatmeal_stories #berrydessert2017 party is still going on, i thought why not make this my second entry to it! (ps: congrats Magda for your 50k!)🍒 for the almond crust
🌰 1/2 c buckwheat groats
🌰 1/2 c raw almonds
🌰 1/2 c grated coconut
🌰 1/2 c medjool dates
🌰 3 tbsp almond butter
🌰 2 tsp coconut oil
🌰 1/2 tsp vanilla (or better, almond extract)
got inspired by the super talented @artrawpaulina & @datesandavocados for this shot! if you don't know these two girls, go check them at right now! #veganinspo#vegancommunity
BLUEBERRY LOVE 💙
today is the kind of day that gives me the blues. not because it's been greyish and rainy all day. but because i miss my home today.
for all of you who are not familiar with Québec (my state home in Canada) today is what we call Saint-Jean-Baptiste. it's our national day and blue is our color (hence the blueberries). to most quebecers, it's even more important than canada day. and it's been three years in a row that i miss it... so yeah, I wouldn't mind being back for the day, hearing people speaking French all around me and listen to a few traditional songs. #homesick
got inspired by the super talented @veganagoge and one of his lastest post (the strawberry one) for this shot. thank you Nathan for being so inspiring to so many of us! and since it's your birthday today, these blueberries are for you my friend 💙 #veganinspo#vegancommunity#berrylicious
Farmers market day! 👨🏽🌾Today we got mangos, cucumbers🥒, chicos, passionfruit, roselles🌹, grape tomatoes🍅, key limes, romaine🌱, papayas, and jackfruit. 💛It was a pretty amazing trip to the market🙌🏻